Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
 
 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Using Mastered Tracks to better your Mix - Home Music Production
Using Mastered Tracks to better your Mix - Home Music Production
Using Mastered Tracks to better your Mix - Home Music Production

Why Using Mastered Tracks as Reference Can Pump up Your Mixes

One of the indispensable tips in mixing is comparing your mix alongside a mastered track or what is called a reference track. I mentioned this briefly in my last post Mixing Tips to Live By but want to expand on this a little...
 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Mixing Essentials - Mixing Tips to Live By - Home Music Production
Mixing Essentials - Mixing Tips to Live By - Home Music Production
Mixing Essentials - Mixing Tips to Live By - Home Music Production

Mixing Essentials: Mixing Tips to Live By

Mastering the art of mixing music is not an easy task for home recording musicians.  Great mixing engineers are themselves artists, as are singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and DJ’s.  For  us mere musician mor...
 
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Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production
Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production
Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production

Using Compressors for the Overall Mix: Part 2

by Rick Saxby In Using Compressors for the Overall Mix: Part 1, I focused on using a bus compressor to help mix your songs.  In part two I will focus on using a mastering compressor after you are finished with the mix.  I typ...

 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Mixing Essentials - Quick Tips to Avoid Listener Fatigue - Home Music Production
Mixing Essentials - Quick Tips to Avoid Listener Fatigue - Home Music Production
Mixing Essentials - Quick Tips to Avoid Listener Fatigue - Home Music Production

Mixing Essentials: Quick Tips to Avoid Ear Fatigue

Mixing music in your home studio tends to run long hours when you become engrossed in your work. After a period of time, you start to notice that everything is starting to sound monotonous, preventing your ears to catch those t...
 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production
Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production
Using Compressors for the Overall Mix - Home Music Production

Using Compressors for the Overall Mix: Part 1

by Rick Saxby Mixes tend to come out better when audio engineers mix with their hearts and not just their heads. It can take a while to get to that point though. For example, any baseball player first has to learn the fundament...
 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Your Album's Production Quality Matters - Home Music Production
Your Album's Production Quality Matters - Home Music Production
Your Album's Production Quality Matters - Home Music Production

Your Album’s Production Quality Matters

by Rick Saxby To me there are three kinds of mixes: First, there is the mix that has no hope at all. Even if the mix was sent to a top-of-the-line, major league mastering engineer, it still doesn’t matter because the mix ...

 
Mixing and Mastering Tips
 
Mixing Essentials: Five Tips to Improve Your Mix
Mixing Essentials: Five Tips to Improve Your Mix
Mixing Essentials: Five Tips to Improve Your Mix

Mixing Essentials: Five Tips to Improve Your Mix

How to mix music?  As home studio recording musicians and producers we want our recorded tracks to sound great. But often, our area of expertise may be singing, playing an instrument, composing, or remixing prerecorded tracks....